Chicago Cubs top three reasons they win in 2020

Albert Almora Jr. #5, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs: David Ross is the Wild Card for the Cubs

Without a doubt, the Chicago Cubs biggest gamble and Wild card of the 2020 season was hiring  Ross. Fans kept looking for a change in players or the signing of that one free agent that would make a difference in the offseason, not realizing that the Ross hire will be the difference-maker for the Cubs this season.

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, Theo Epstein, had been telling fans all along that he and executive vice-president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs Jed Hoyer thought that they already had the horses on the team to make the championship. The problem seems to have been how those horses were being managed. Poor management from the clubhouse often breeds resentment and complacency, which were just the signs showing by the Cubs toward the end of last season.

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Whether you are on the Ross bandwagon or not, doesn’t seem to matter to the haggard-looking catcher turned manager. Ross has embraced his role and knows that all eyes and hopes are upon him. What is even more good news is how the Cubs have embraced the idea of ‘making Ross look good’ and accepting him as manager.

The Cubs players seem to feel that they couldn’t have done any better in getting a different manager and so have bought in the whole hog and are doing everything they can to make sure Ross’ first tenure is successful. No other manager would have gotten this kind ‘extra’ support from their players, nor why I would they? Ross’ relationship with this team is the reason he will be successful and one of the biggest reasons the Cubs will win in 2020.

The players are fired up. The team wants Ross to be successful. Ross wants to win and the fans are going to get all the benefits this season.